UNESCO Chair on Sustainability at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, is the second oldest UNESCO Chair worldwide, and is the node coordinator of the UNESCOSOST network.
The Colombian node office was formed by the alliance with Tecnológico de Antioquia (TdeA) University Institution in 2008. Is the oldest node of UNESCOSost in Latin America.
The node in Brazil is provisionally created in 2012 by IGEO from the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador, Bahia. In November 2013, was established as a formal node of UNESCOSost.
The Sustainability Measurement and Modeling Lab (SUMMLab) is a multidisciplinary research group established in 2011, involved in measuring and modeling the many facets of the sustainability science.
This year RESURBE III International Conference on Urban and Regional Resilience took place at the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) from 17-20 February 2016, specifically focusing on “Empowering Local Communities for Action”; counting on the participation experts from 12 countries together with 14 local communities and civil society organizations from 6 Mexican States.
The RESURBE Conference Organizing Committee jointly with the Scientific Committee evaluate the contributions and select the outstanding ones, within the following four categories:
RESURBE AWARD: For the best and most original contribution.
COMMUNITY AWARD: For the best practice developed by a local community.
BEST PRACTICE AWARD: For the best contribution on a best practice.
SPEAKERS CORNER AWARD: For the best contribution given within the conference Speakers’ Corner.
For RESURBE Award 2016 a total of 125 contributions from 12 countries were evaluated; the Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the following award winners:
Angioletta Voghera & Dafne Regis, Polytechnic University of Torino
The River Agreement. A case study of co-evolution for resilient communities and landscapes.
Association Fideicomiso, Historical Centre of Mexico City,
Training school for the local participation and the heritage conservation. an exercise of local citizenship and empowerment.
-BEST PRACTICE AWARD
Solmaz Hosseinioon, University of Melbourne
Effects of urban planning and design regulations on resilience of informal settlement. Case study, Golestan, Iran.
-SPEAKERS’ CORNER AWARD
Nizaí González Machado, Autonomous Metropolitan University, MX
Parallelism between ethnic persistence and the creative act in art and design,
The Organizing Committee has also decided to award the following honourable mentions:
-RESURBE AWARD – Honourable Mention
Juan Manuel Lozano de Poo & María Elena Molina Ayala, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Process design for social empowerment in light of the inequitable phenomenon of conurbation; New links between Academia and communities.
David Loreto, Guadalupe Del Angel-Lozano, Ingrid López-Delfín, Maricela Valenzuela-Castellanos, Gabriel Esquivel-López and Alfonso Juan-Rivas, El Colegio de Veracruz.
Resilient Urban Communities in the Metropolitan Context. The Case of Banderilla, Veracruz. México
-COMMUNITY AWARD – Honourable Mention
María del Rocío Hernández Ramírez
Ejido Cuauhtémoc, Arteaga, Coahuila y PROFAUNA A.C.
-BEST PRACTICE AWARD – Honourable Mention
Felipe Eslava & Julio Andrade, University of Amazonas and University of Andes
Improved Agriculture Systems to Reduce Rural Communities Vulnerability in Colombia’s Post-Conflict: A case study from Caqueta.
-SPEAKERS CORNER AWARD – Honourable Mention
Laura Castro & Carlos Aparicio, Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon
Linear urban metabolism in Monterrey´s housing sectors